Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2018 2:50 am


Date Joined: November 3, 2010
Last Online: July 22, 2018
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States
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About Me

PLASE READ: I'm finally back home in Indiana! We are almost all settled back in. Mom has made the move with us and we are finally all doing well! I'm catching up on all the swaps I owe ratings for. If I OWE YOU a RATING … PLEASE give me the link in a MESSAGE not just the name of the swap. It will go much easier. If you have NOT RECEIVED a swap from me … PLEASE let me know. I DO NOT FLAKE!

For past swaps NOT RECEIVED … I can not unfortunately help the mail service and the fact the postman was caught hoarding! If you let me know you did not receive I will get it out to you or I will get it out to you. I don't think this justifies a THREE RATING as it is out of my hands once I mail it. I hope you take this into consideration.


Just a little Pet Peeve I guess ... but my name is LoriAnn (not Lori)... I will answer to Lori, but I much prefer my real name:>

I am a 48 years old ... YUCK really? I will be 49 in March. Most days I do not feel this old, but where are all these silver hairs coming from? I am a SAHM, to Hannah Michelle (age 10). Hannah is a wonderful, Special Needs child who has multiple challenges, but never lets it define her. I have basically been a "Hoosier" all my life ... born and raised. I call Indianapolis home, but I am a "wanna be beach girl". DREAM BIG ... right?!

Wanna know more??? I love Pen Pals (hint ... hint)!

I welcome International Pen Pals!!!!

Favorite Crafts

I love to try new types of crafts. Got something you love to do? Share it with me and maybe some supplies to get started!

I love trying different types of Media to paint. I am by far no artist. I like to Alter things!

I LOVE to make things out of left over materials. Not junkie left overs, but things you would use, but maybe just not want anymore.

I have always enjoyed Scrap Booking and Card Making. I absolutely love to make Envelopes!!! I also like enjoy doing any type of Altered Art, Journals (all types including Circle and Junk).

Since joining SB I have gotten into ROLOS and ATC's!!! I am now wanting to try FLIP BOOKS and POCKET LETTERS.

I am learning to sew and so is Hannah so we love fabric! I will gladly take useable scraps!

I also enjoy cooking and baking … I have won several RECIPE CONTESTS!!! I just got a Instant Pot and love getting new recipes that others have tried. I want to learn how to can this learn. I love good bread recipes too!

In the Spring and Summer I love to work in my backyard.

Favorite Books

I LOVE to read. I will read anything that looks or sounds interesting!

I don't really limit myself to one genre. I like to read Modern Romance, Chick-Lit, Paranormal Romance, Suspense, and Mystery. I will read some Sci-Fi and Horror as long as it is not pure "slasher" type. I am not a big fan of Historical Romance, but if you find one that is a "must" read, I will give it a try. I would like to read more of the Classics this year, that I have not read. Got a good one that you love ... suggest it please!

I can't say I have a "favorite author". I like James Patterson, Ted Dekker, Harlan Coban, Elin Hilderbrand, Lynsay Sands and so many others!

If you are a reader, I would love to hear what you like to read and some of your favorite authors. I love suggestions.

For 2012, I have challenged myself on GOOD READS and challenged myself to read through the alphabet (reading a different author for ever letter of the alphabet.) I have started a READING JOURNAL. If you are interested in a Private Swap and doing a Reading Journal together ... please message me.

"I have a love/hate relationship with e-readers. I love them because I can carry them with me. I hate them because I miss the smell and feel of a book in my hands."

Favorite Music

I am a child of music ... my parents loved music and I have fond memories of dancing around the house with them and being exposed to music early on. I use to think my Dad was Bowzer (Sha Na Na) because of a picture of him in his younger days in a white dinner jacket and greased back hair.

I love music from the 70's up till now! I like a lot of the older one hit wonders. Think oldies ... Afternoon Delight, Pina Coloda, I'd really Love To See You Tonight. 80's and current one hit wonders are good too. I listen to almost anything, but Rap and Gospel (there's nothing wrong with it ... just not me).

If I had to pick one genre ... I guess it would be country. Old and new.

I am a big fan of Rod Stewart's Song Book make overs! Can you sexy?! Phil Collin's make overs of old songs are great too as well as his music ... the man is awesome!

The Phantom of the Opera is a really big mood music and full of memories for me.

Hawaii artists that redo American songs are GREAT! Try listening to Kolea who sings "Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold" (originally y by Dan Seals. Listen to the words and how he sings them. Try Ka'au Crater Boys and Ten Feet Under (especially Islands In the Stream).

If anyone wants to burn me cd's ... as a trade, RAOK, etc. let me know!!! I will be happy to do the same for you!

Favorite Television

I watch a variety of tv shows. I guess I should write them all down so I can share them with you.


Colors: I'm not a color snob … I like all colors. I am not a big pink person, but I don't dislike it.


The only known allergy I have is PICKLES and TUNA ... don't see that being sent (I hope). I don't like CHERRIES, but if something cherry is sent I have two in the house that will eat.

I don't drink coffee very much anymore. Then I do it is only a Keurig Pod. I love tea and my daughter loves hot chocolate. The only tea I really don't like is Green Tea.

I would really like to try some chocolates and various candies from other countries!!! YUMMY!!! I love all types of chocolate ... white, regular, dark. Some of my favorites are KIT KATS and REESE'S ... I hear our International buddies have some really different flavors!

I also like GUM and SUCKERS!!! And Hannah will "fight me for suckers so if you find something unique for her, your sure to get a HEART!


Post Cards: We collect them to add to our "Where in the World" post card wall. If you are sending them in with another swap could you please write something interesting on the back. If it is part of a swap we prefer them naked unless the swap says otherwise.

GAME PIECES: SCRABBLE TILES, DOMINOES (any size), GAME BOARDS (can be cut down … I use them for misc crafts)

Greeting Cards, Note Cards, Stationary ... I have really hard time finding stationary ... would love some that you find. Home cards and envelopes are awesome!!!

TAPE … any kind … left overs welcomed!!!

PENS, MARKERS, WRITING UTENSILS … I love pens. It is very dangerous to let me go into a office supply place.

JOURNALS ... blank or decorated

SCRAP BOOK PAPER ... scraps ... left overs are great.

ATC ... supplies!





STICKERS ... no FREE stickers unless they are just extras for Hannah.

LETTER STICKERS ... a mix bag of left overs is great.

CHIPBOARD ... anything



FABRIC ... I am learning to sew and I'm addicted. I would love some fabric... any kind (not boyish) ... any type ... any size.


Things for Hannah

Anything that I can make or may have in my stash that can make you have a HAPPY MAIL DAY!!!

If you want to extras for Hannah are always appreciated. Her favorite color is blue. She loves paper and stickers. Post cards and things about where you live. She also like most little girls loves the "blind packages" of My Little Ponies, LOL Dolls, Shopkins, etc. She loves all kinds of animals. Her favorites ... turtles, horses and elephants.


If you ever want to send me something to add to my collection and remind me of you:

*Nutcrackers ... all kinds ... all seasons (yes they really do have Halloween and Thanksgiving ones. I would love to see a Easter Bunny one!)

*Witches ... I love Halloween and I decided I need lots of witches. All kinds ... all sizes ... even ornaments or ones that hang!

*Snowmen ... any type. I don't like snow or cold, but these little guys, gals, kids are so cute!

*Seasonal Items ... My daughter has a little "Christmas" tree in her room that we decorate every month. Surprise her with something she can hang on her tree! In addition to seasonal things ... she decorates it with school themed items, butterflies, summer items and birthday items.

*Marbles ... not the solid colored ones.

*Buttons ... all types ... all sorts... decorative or plain!

*Antique Kitchen Items ... this one is a little different. I love old time kitchen gadgets.

*I am starting a collage of how people say "HI" (or native language), WRITE MY NAME and SIGN THEIR NAME. Sure to get a HEART if you had something like this for my collection!!!

*Used Stamps ... I love having a collection of USED postage stamps!

*POST CARDS ... I want post cards from anywhere, any type!!! Handmade, store bought or altered are welcomed!!! I do not mind if they are sent naked, written on or blank!!! ***If you want a post card from me ... MESSAGE me!!!***

International Senders

I love post cards, pamphlets, information! We home school so anything you can think of that would be interesting ... please send! It will always get you a HEART!

Foreign currency, grocery ads, newspaper clippings, menus, etc!!!


Comment: Thank you so much! This envelope was just gorgeously done, and I really loved all the wonderful goodies inside!
Comment: Thank you for the card.
sherylk3 rated for Alphabet ATC's - A & B on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great ATCs...love the bird one especially!
Response: AWE ,,,, thanks so much!
jn6754 rated for Christmas in July - Cards on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Great card! Am going to use in a project. Thank you!
Response: So glad you can recycle it!
patchworkchickadee rated for Quick Turnaround PC #1 US on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much, LoriAnn! No, I'm not a fan of summer. I can't take the heat. I just got back from a long trip, and now I'm home until September. I'm hoping to get lots of crafting done inside the cool house. :)
Kathy821 rated for Five Bible Verses on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful card. How sweet. The verses are right on time. They're in my bible to read each day.
MarblexJam rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Recycling on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Hi LoriAnn, I received your flip book today and it’s simply wonderful! Thank you for the ephemera and for communicating with me, I have to give you a heart because it’s well made! Hope all is well with you and happy swapping!
Response: I m so glad you liked it ... I love to create and think outside of the box. This one challenged me. THANK YOU!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely quote, sorry for the late rating💕
Comment: Thank you so much! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: THank you so much for the quote on my profile. Sorry it took till the weekend to rate its just much easier and faster on a pc then on your phone! Have a wonderful weekend!
Sparkleandshine rated for F-------ATC (USA) on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: LoriAnn, Received ATC, thank you.
Response: THaNK YOU!!!!
Leftie rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #2 on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: 🐦🐦🐦🐦....Boy!...I gotta kick out of that quote!...😃..🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦
astrodogg rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #2 on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thx!
Comment: Thank you so much for the bible verse! Hugs!
redyellownow rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #14 on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
user6937 rated for MAS: Picasso art on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for communicating with me, and hope things are looking up!
monsbrick rated for Random Handmade PC! on Jul 9, 2018
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 58!!! on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the resend.
Response: Glad it go there … THANK YOU!
Comment: Thank u for the timely & uplifting quote! :-)
Comment: Thank you! (:

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jaimierandolph on Jul 10, 2018:

Newbie Friendly-Profile Bible verse #2

1 John 4:19

We love because HE first loved us.

Fabriqueen on Jul 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #3

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Have a great day! Hugs, Diane

Fabriqueen on Jul 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly Profile Bible Verse #2

These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane

mandy12578 on Jul 9, 2018:

Profile Quote #2

Only I can change my life, no one else can do it for me. Carol Burnett

Sophie1002 on Jul 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #3

'To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to be yourself' - Thich Nhat Hanh

sierraispure on Jul 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #2

katmandu on Jul 9, 2018:

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Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.

-Joan Collins

reauk on Jul 9, 2018:

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Ralph Waldo Emerson For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.

from reauk

federfuchs on Jul 8, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #2

I have lived a thousand lives and I've loved a thousand loves. I've walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.
-George R.R. Martin

jaimierandolph on Jun 23, 2018:

Hi Loriann,

I'm just dropping in to see how you are doing? Letting you know that I'm praying for you and that I miss you dearly!


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